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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Focusing on the business side of esports, this is a unique course taught from what is considered to be one of the largest and best games universities in the UK.The BA (Hons) Esports focuses on the business of esports. You will learn how to host small and large scale events for single player and multi-player teams, create business plans to develop teams, create online communities and promote your events through digital marketing. You will also get the opportunity to explore the culture of esports, its audience and fan base and different game genres that make up the most popular in current times.Staffordshire University is considered to be one of the largest and best games universities in the UK. In 2016 we were the best place in the UK to study games design and development by ALPHR – the online branch of PC Pro. We also have a long history of event management courses with feedback via NSS and SVS indicating a high level of student satisfaction.The success in these two areas will see a unique partnership between games and events to create a truly outstanding experience in the UK market. Our academics come from a variety of backgrounds, including marketing, games design, interactive media technology, event management and esports practitioners.- Join one of our six competitive societies: League of Legends, DOTA2, Hearthstone, Counter Strike, Overwatch and Super Smash Bros and compete in events in the UK and overseas.- Take part in UK and International varsities.- Visit esports events in the UK and take part in an International residential.- Study digital marketing and take Google Garage Exams as part of the course.- Plan, develop and implement an esports event. In the first year the event will be a single player event, in year two this progresses to a team player event and in the third year the event will be a large scale, commercial venue event with team players and a prize fund.You will be taught in a dedicated Esports Lab and Pro Gamer training facility with all the latest industry standard software and hardware.On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Esports

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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University information

Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

Staffordshire University prides itself on its friendly vibe, its world-class facilities, specialist courses and dedicated international student support.
Students are guaranteed a warm welcome at the One Staffs Café, a weekly, informal get-together for all international students.
Students can go on work placements to increase their employability on graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 122 14

    35th out of 85 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    103 49%

    96th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    39th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    33
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    113 51%

    62nd

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    65th

    13

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